Nokia 6 is the first official Android-powered smartphone and it looks stunning
After months of rumours and speculations, Nokia’s first Android-powered smartphone is now finally official and it has been christened the Nokia 6. The Nokia 6 is an exclusive product for China unfortunately and Nokia’s reasoning for this decision is, “With over 552 million smartphone users in China in 2016, a figure that is predicted to grow to more than 593 million users by 2017, it is a strategically important market where premium design and quality is highly valued by consumers.”
nokia-6_6Nokia claims that “it takes 55 minutes to machine a single Nokia 6 from a solid block of 6000 series aluminium.” To jog your memory slightly, the 6000 series aluminium was also used in Apple’s iPhone 6, which was infamous for its bendgate issue. However, Nokia does promise a “high-level” of structural quality. The phone is only 7.85mm thick, excluding the protruding camera.
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch hybrid in-cell full HD display, which is protected by a layer of curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3. The display and the protection layer are further laminated together with a polariser layer – like the one used in sunglasses – which apparently offers better sunlight legibility.
Nokia 6 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC and 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards of up to 128GB storage capacity. It supports almost all the LTE bands, including Band 40. The Nokia 6 also includes a 3,000mAh battery, which – according to Nokia – offers a maximum standby time of 32 days, 3G talk time of 18 hours, and music playback time of 22 hours. As far as ports are concerned, the phone comes with a micro-USB port (USB 2.0 standard, which is disappointing) with support for USB OTG and a dedicated 3.5mm jack. The phone also comes with a smattering of sensors including a light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer (gravity sensor), electronic compass, gyroscope, front fingerprint sensor, and hall sensor.
See full specs below
NOKIA 6 SPECIFICATIONS
TECHNOLOGY GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 4G: FDD-LTE CDMA: Yes SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM
PLATFORM OS: Android 7 Nougat
DESIGN Dimensions: 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm Weight: g Display: 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels (403 PPI) display with curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass
SENSORS Proximity. Accelerometer, Ambient light. Gyroscope. Compass Magnetometer Build: 6000 series aluminium Unibody
HARDWARE Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex A-53 Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
STORAGE RAM: 4 GB Internal Storage: 64 GB External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB
CAMERA Rear: 16 megapixel camera with autofocus, PDAF and LED flash Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps Front-facing: 8 megapixel
MULTIMEDIA Music Support: mp3, aac, aac , eaac , amr Audio: Dolby Atmos Loudspeaker: Mono Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264 FM Radio:
CONNECTIVITY Bluetooth: v4.0 WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot GPS: Yes USB: microUSB v2.0, uSB Type-C
BATTERY Charging: Regular Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh
Announcement: January 8, 2017
Availability: Q1 2017
Launch Price: $245 Price in Nigeria: NGN 77,104 Price in China: CNY 1,699 Price in India: Rs 16,750 Price in Kenya: KES 25,415 Price in Pakistan: PKR 25,664